Business & Markets

PM to promote trade and wellbeing

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be promoting free trade agreements with the UK and EU and the Government’s wellbeing agenda to global leaders when she heads to London, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and Brussels next week. The...... Read More

It’s a job hunters market

The Bay of Plenty and Waikato workers have fared well when it comes to a rise in wages and the number of jobs on offer. The latest figures from Trade Me Jobs, analyzing over 74,000 vacancies listed on its site, shows 2018 ended with the largest national...... Read More

Workplace death in Onehunga

A man has died following an accident at a workplace in Neilson Street, Onehunga, Auckland.   Emergency services were notified of the accident at 4.50pm.  The man sustained critical injuries and died a short time ago.  WorkSafe NZ...... Read More

Sistema workers vote to accept pay offer

Workers at plastics firm Sistema have voted to accept a new offer after a year-long dispute over pay. The deal will lift wages by about 16 percent for all members by April 2020. Union E tū said Sistema members voted overwhelmingly to accept the offer...... Read More

Gas Leak causes major disruption in Tauranga CBD

Workmen accidentally drilling through a gas pipe forced evacuation of businesses in the Tauranga CBD today. One of the busiest streets in the City, The Strand, was blocked off from Wharf Street through to Hamilton Street for more than four hours as...... Read More

Hamilton Mayor moves to block Sky City pokies expansion

Hamilton's Mayor is opposing a bid by Sky City to add more gaming machines to its Hamilton casino. The company has made an application to the Gambling Commission for an extra 60 machines. It currently has 339. Mayor Andrew King described pokies...... Read More

Calls for harsher penalties after needle scares

  A recent member’s bill which seeks to introduce harsher penalties and offences is good to see, but any action from it will have to be funded and resourced adequately to have any real impact, says Federated Farmers.   The bill is...... Read More

Debtor prosecuted for misleading Official Assignee

Wellington debtor Tony Knight has been sentenced for seven offences under the Insolvency Act, including misleading the Official Assignee and incurring debt while bankrupt. Mr Knight has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service and ordered to...... Read More